Rudbeckia Prairie Sun

Rudbeckia hirtaLatin name

Black-eyed Susan, Brown-eyed SusanCommon name

Double winner here and we're not surprised. As late as September this flower was still giving of its best. Magnificent green disc surrounded by solid gold petals culminating in primrose yellow tips. Quite the best border plant we've ever seen! 2-2'6".

How to Grow Rudbeckia from Seed

Rudbeckia, or Black-Eyed Susan, is a classic Indian Summer plant, flowering from July and continuing to provide glowing colour into October and even November. The beautiful daisy like flowers, produced on tall erect stems with dark strongly contrasting centres, last well as cut flowers and look stunning planted in en-masse in a border.

Sow indoors, in trays, covering with ¼ of an inch of compost between February and April for best results. Germination usually takes 14 to 21 days at 15-20°C (60-68°F)

Once the seedlings are about 2 to 3 inches tall, transplant them into individual 4 inch pots.  Always hold and handle by a leaf, never by the stem. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually acclimatise the young plants to outside conditions, avoiding frost, before planting out into well-drained soil towards the end of May or early June, spacing around 30cm (12") apart.

Dead-head regularly

Colour palette

£2.75

Item Code: 2157A

Variety: Prairie Sun

Type: Half Hardy Annual

Packet Contains: 25 Seeds

Sow: February - April

Germination: Up to 21 days

Harvest: July - November

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